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The Makings of Maleness : Men, Women, and the Flight of Daedalus - Peter H. Tatham

The Makings of Maleness

Men, Women, and the Flight of Daedalus

Hardcover Published: 1st September 1992
ISBN: 9780814782033
Number Of Pages: 280

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Not only a highly significant contribution to the debate about masculinity, this outstanding volume breaks new ground in psychological theorizing generally. Tatham's passionate and disciplined text will set the agenda for the 1990's. -Andrew Samuels, author of The Father

Tatham combines innovative psychological insight with the imaginative language of a poet. -Dr. Mario Jacoby, Ph. D., C. J. Jung Institute, Zurich

In the Makings of Maleness, Jungian analyst Peter Tatham argues that the time for the hero as a model for maleness is past, and suggests that many of the difficulties between men and women, as well as the patriarchal slant of our culture, result from an over reliance upon the heroic as an archetypal stance that underlies consciousness. What maleness needs today is not merely to be more aware of its female counterpart, but to develop a different understanding of its own male nature. As a model more in keeping with the epoch and its needs, Tatham puts forward this archetypal image in the person and story of Daedalus, the master-craftsman of Greek mythology. Peter Tatham, by overturning various stereotypical positions, frees the reader to examine the notion that there can exist many different kinds of maleness.

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ISBN: 9780814782033
ISBN-10: 0814782035
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st September 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.75  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Type: New edition